Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Recommended Player for Gameweek 14

Recommended Player for Gameweek 14 - Gareth Bale (Tottenham Hotspur)

Rafael Van der Vaart on Bale:
"Everyone is scared of him"

My recommended player for gameweek 14 is an obvious choice and should have been in my GW team for the last few weeks - it is Tottenham's Gareth Bale.  It is not too late to reap rewards from him as Spurs have relatively reasonable fixtures up until mid-January.  By endorsing Bale, I have now recommended three Tottenham players in the space of a few gameweeks, which indicates their on-field fortunes, as well as their upcoming potential successes.  In theory Gareth Bale sounds like the kind of player that should be nailed down to your team from GW1.  However, last year he didn't consecutively get a goal or an assist in the Premier League, despite scoring seven times and surprisingly only assisting on three occasions - many of his consistent successes of 2010/2011 were in the Champions League (as is evident in the above video).  Many GPL gamers didn't pick Bale at the start of this season due to Spurs's slow start.  That's changed now.  Bale has had a goal or an assist in each Premier League match since GW10 which has seen his value rocket from 7.9 to 8.6.  Thus far he has scored four and assisted four.  As a consequence of this Tottenham are now hot on the heels of City and United.  His current value is still very reasonable and warrants selection as he is far cheaper than the likes of Nani, Lampard of Silva.  Like Adebayor, buy him now before his value smashes the 9.0 mark!

My transfers for this GW:  Van der Vaart and Rooney (out) / Bale and Ba (in)

My captain for GW 14 will be Bale's teammate Emmaneul Adebayor.

My complete GW 14 team can be found here.